When these photos were taken Dan
Gurney had only one more professional race at Riverside,
CA before he retired as a professional race driver. Dan
had only one win in the Trans-Am series, in 1967 at Green
In the Can-Am series he had three
wins. One in 1966 and two others in 1970. The 1970 wins
came when he was driving for McLaren Cars. He also qualified
on the pole 5 times in 24 Can-Am starts.
Denis Holme hired Dan to replace
Burce McLaren who was killed while testing the 1970 Can-Am
car. But Dan couldn't complete the season with McLaren Cars
because of a sponsorship conflict between Gulf Oil, McLaren
Cars, and Castrol, Dan Gurney. Dan had a very good chance
of winning the Can-Am Challenge in 1970 if he had been able
to continue racing for McLaren Cars. We'll never know.
Dan's All American Racers also built
cars for the Can-Am series. They were modified McLaren Cars,
called McLeagles. Shown here
is Dan driving one of his McLeagles in 1969.